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Creepypasta

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We’ve all felt it.

You’re up late. Working, studying, watching a movie, reading on the computer. Doesn’t matter what you’re doing, it’s the feeling you get. You’re tired, your eyes burn and have the gritty feeling you get after not sleeping for a while.

Ok you can’t go crawl into bed right now, but close your eyes for a couple minutes? Try to get a little moisture back into your eyes. That couldn’t hurt anything right?

Then you’re falling. Like stepping off a cliff, you’re in free fall, though your body isn’t even moving.

Then like a bungee cord snapping back, you’re jerking awake, heart thumping a little faster, blinking quickly wondering what just happened.

Doctors call it a hypnagogic jerk, a natural reaction they say, to your brain thinking you’re dying, when your breathing and heartrate slow as you fall asleep.

What the doctors don’t know is, your brain is right. Every time you let your self nod off, every time you feel that ‘falling’ sensation… you’re not falling. You’re being pulled down.

And one day…your brain won’t be able to pull you back up.

They will have you.


Credited to Dru.

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  • http://myspace.com/stuffed-animal-murder-scene@hotmail.com Abbey

    Wow that was pretty good! <:)

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    • Kofferabzüglichzeichenerklärung

      Hello, and no… The name for it is quit different, but honest to god I can’t recall it. But I do must say it’s not quite “simulated falling” as it is. A form of pseudo-stimulus, caused usually by any cerebral motorized movement. I.e heart pump, breathing, in any case its really just a misdirected electrical impulse thats In directed by different amounts of synapse. Iv studied the brain for a very long time. But in any case it is a, somewhat good pasta.

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      • Reader

        I think I felt something like what you’re describing. It was a couple of nights ago, I could sort of will myself to feel it. It felt as if something were being pulled out of me and it was weird but not a bad feeling. I wasn’t drunk or anything, but I try to feel the sensation and I can only get on the verge of it, like trying to burp but you can’t. Anyway, it seems interesting.

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  • Kitttyyy

    Aw, crap. I hate that feeling.

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    • dudemanperson

      me to

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  • Cow~

    my name is Cow~…y did it show Kitttyyy in d name field? O.o?
    nao i ain’t gonna sleep no moar D=

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    • Endoplasmic Reticulum

      Who gave you acces to the Internet?

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  • Mookster

    that’s rather cool….I’ll remember that next time it happens to me

    but…WHO WAS THEY?

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  • Holder of the Penis

    WHO WAS JERK?

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    • YouDontNeedToKnow

      Dont be that guy…

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  • Anonymous

    It’s always “they” or “them”. Who’s this “them”? What the fuck is their problem? I’m trying to sleep here, just fuck off and stop trying to steal my soul, goddamn.

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  • Shuriken

    They want my BBK.

    For those of you not in the know that’s Big Black Kock.

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  • Hunterotica

    FUUUUUUUUUUU-

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  • Natasha

    I liked it, just the last sentence kinda ruined it for me.

    Not sure why. I just think that it’s implied that something is pulling you down and it’s a little unnecessary.

    Overall I liked it though.

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  • Darth Skeletor

    @6 – THEN WHO WAS BERNIE HOROWITZ?

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  • Snowden

    This is what pasta’s supposec to be! Short and spooky. Not outrageously long and boring. Thank you, Dru. You’ve made my day.

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  • Doomian

    Heh, it was a nice one. I for one like the long stories. The Antiguan Giant story we got, was very enjoyable. Because the problem I see with small one’s is that they don’t try to buld up on anything, just skip to the end with a reference to a “they” or “them”. That isn’t to say it was bad, I thought Guardian Angel was great, but it didn’t reference a “they”.

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  • Doomian

    Wow, my grammar is great >___>

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  • Cecona

    This one I like. Not sure what it is, but the creepypastas that take a real feeling or sensation that everyone can relate to and add a little creepy twist to it like this one did, it adds a little more creepy or eeriness to it.

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  • xPhoenix

    Delicious creepypasta is delicious

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  • SchizoAuthoress

    Mmm…delicious!

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  • blackneonsharpie

    It’s a MYOCLONIC jerk..not hypna-whatever.

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  • REKKUSU

    Ooh, this is a good one. Short but sweet!

    BUT WHO WAS DOCTOR.

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  • Jennycat

    I DON’T WANNA DIE!!!

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  • Comment Leaver

    Good build up, but the ‘them’ really just ruined it… Fix that and this is one hell of a pasta.

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  • Mador Maero

    But…what happens if They pull you down? Coma? Or will you just die?

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  • Wren Isabella

    disregard that i suck cocks

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  • shortys roc my sox

    i think the feeling is cool now you know what it’s like jumping with a bugee cord and you didn’t even have to pay anything a whole ride for free awesome

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  • twigs

    never had that feeling

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  • http://creepypasta.com Somone is here now

    That was scary for a short pasta but then,
    WHO WAS BUNGGI CORED?

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